WW2 BMW 801 Radial Engine (Full Scale)
The BMW 801 was a powerful German 41.8-litre (2,550 cu in) air-cooled 14-cylinder-radial aircraft engine built by BMW and used in a number of German Luftwaffe aircraft of World War II. Production versions of the twin-row engine generated between 1,560 and 2,000 PS (1,540–1,970 hp, or 1,150–1,470 kW). It was the most produced radial engine of Germany in World War II with more than 61,000 built.
The 801 was originally intended to replace existing radial types in German transport and utility aircraft. At the time, it was widely agreed among European designers that an inline engine was a requirement for high performance designs due to its smaller frontal area and resulting lower drag. Kurt Tank successfully fitted a BMW 801 to a new fighter design he was working on, and as a result the 801 became best known as the power plant for the famous Focke-Wulf Fw 190. The BMW 801 radial also pioneered the use of what would today be designated an engine control unit: its Kommandogerät engine management system took over the operation of several aviation engine management control parameters of the era, allowing proper operation of the engine with just one throttle lever.
Commonly Found in Aircraft Such As:
- Blohm & Voss BV 141
- Blohm & Voss BV 144
- Dornier Do 217
- Focke-Wulf Fw 190
- Focke-Wulf Fw 191
- Heinkel He 277 (as designed for Amerikabomber role)
- Junkers Ju 88
- Junkers Ju 188
- Junkers Ju 288 (as temporary fitment, in place of intended Jumo 222 engines)
- Junkers Ju 388
- Junkers Ju 290
- Junkers Ju 390
- Messerschmitt Me 264 (replacing original Jumo 211 fitment)
-This Dummy Radial is Designed to be Hard Mounted on Your Models Firewall Using 30-min Epoxy. May also be Mounted Using Standoffs or Directly to the Cowling,
-Constructed with a Metallic Finished Plastic, this Dummy Radial will be Sure to Add that Realistic Look to Any Model Aircraft.
-These Dummy Radials can be Painted or Glued Using Any Standard Hobby Grade Supplies.
-The Center is Hollow to Allow for Most Electric or Gasoline/Nitro Engines.
-Pushrod Holes are Incorporated into the Design to Accept Aluminum Tubing! (Not Included)
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